To facilitate better taxpayer services, the CBDT has reduced the percentage of I-T returns picked up for scrutiny.
The faceless e-assessment facility was launched to remove face-to-face scrutiny of tax payers by the I-T department in order to prevent officials from directly calling assessees.
The CBDT frames policy for the I-T Department.
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman P C Mody said the department is doing data mining and using artificial intelligence to augment revenue, and will not undertake any coercive action.
In case it is just the interest and the penalty which is in dispute, the taxpayer will have to pay 25 per cent of the disputed amount till March 31, and subsequently, it will be 30 per cent.
The directive issued by the Board on Tuesday comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled review of CPGRAMS on January 8.